Tag: Web Design

Blog post: Playing with Bootstrap

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It’s been a while since I posted, and I feel bad about that as I’d been doing really well to blog once a month. Unfortunately my new job meant I was so exhausted all the time! I’d get up at 6am every day then catch two buses to work (one of which was usually late […]

An API provides a means for one computer to talk to another in a way they will understand. It allows a script or another program to interact with it by providing instructions and tools. I’ve mostly seen this used for websites where you can use plugins for a CMS, or output data into a JSON […]

Page: Web Design Showcase

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Below you’ll find a selection of the best pieces I’ve made over the years. These screenshots are of themes that I have made for the ProBoards messageboard system (v4), WordPress and e107 content management systems. In addition to creating the images, I would also use Javascript, HTML and CSS to complete the layouts. Click on […]

Blog post: Abbey Kindergarten Website

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My poking around in WordPress has empowered me to poke around with mum’s website and cook her up a custom theme. Originally when I designed it (2008 I think?) I’d made it in HTML/CSS. A simple fixed-width layout with nice bright colours. I even had a splash page for it, such was the trend at […]

Blog post: Portfolio Progress

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I’ve been working on portfolio designs for the last month. I had a cool tea box that I was using as inspiration but I just couldn’t get the right look, despite cooking up 7 different versions. You can see the best of this terrible bunch on the left. I really liked the colours and the […]

The 1079design website is finally finished and I’m really proud of it. Most of the work had been done by last Friday in terms of the main code and the copywriting. I then spent this week tidying up the gallery page, adding some rotating banners and finishing off the filler text. As well as making […]

Dave signed off on the wireframes so I’ve been working on some concepts and ideas for the layout. I based most of the ideas on the logo that he uses – it’s good for brand recognition in my opinion. I came up with three in the end, and we settled on a combination of the […]

Blog post: 1079design Website

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My friend Dave has asked me to make him a website! I’m really excited because it’s the first time I’ve had a client for a long while and a paying one too ;-). Dave has his own business making graphics for people – mostly beer labels and fliers for local businesses. He had the ability […]